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Happy Hour Chicago

What is a Happy Hour?

Imagine that a few hours in the evening, around when most people get off work, drinks and food at your favorite bar were cheaper. Maybe you and a couple co-workers or friends could get together and relax after a stressful day at work during the weekday. Wouldn’t that be awesome? If only this idea was a reality. *sigh*

Oh wait, it is, and it’s called a “Happy Hour”.

The following blog was re-printed with permission from thenuttytalks.com.

 

It was Saturday morning & I had nothing better to do for the weekend. Apart from being bored, I needed a new story to write for my blog.

Socializing events are a great source of my inspiration & are filled with interesting stories. So I Immediately checked if MeetPeopleChicago has any good events? I immediately signed up when I saw that there was bar crawl.

I love bar crawls,  they are a great way to socialize, get drunk and meet amazing people. Peter never let people down with bar selections and drink specials.

I was all Dressed Up To Get Messed Up!!!

It was 90º on a Saturday afternoon & I started binge drinking at 4:00 pm, hey it’s five o’clock somewhere & you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning!

Voyage Chicago is an online magazine dedicated to telling empowering and inspiring stories about Chicagoans on the move. For the month of January, 2018 they interviewed our own Peter Shen.

 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Peter Shen.

Peter, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.

A couple years back, a friend and I were a bit bored of going out to bars every week. But we didn’t want to meet people online either. Despite the plethora of sites and apps, connecting people seemed more difficult, not easier online.

So we tried meeting people in real life though social groups and their events. But it was still hard to connect. I suspected the event organizers were just not good at what they’re doing. Or the venues were not conducive for socializing. Whatever it was, there had to be a better way to meet people IRL. Being a gregarious guy and a want for new challenges, I decided to do an experiment; create a social group of strangers and turn them into friends.

Not everyone feels comfort and joy during the holidays. Sometimes it may start out that way, but with the chaos of shopping, the expectations of family and the endless travel, it’s easy to see how a winter wonderland might not always feel so wonderful. Have patience with yourself. It’s okay to feel stressed during the holidays, but it’s also important to recognize that things don’t have to be that way. Here are a few ways you can reduce stress and anxiety while visiting family, taking a solo trip or traveling with you partner during the holidays.

In honor of our epic L Bar Crawl on September 30th, we'd thought we'd highlight some of the best bars around the L lines. And If you’re like many of us Chicagoans you’re looking for a good night out on the town, but you’re looking for a way to get around at the same time. Driving is out of the question you tell yourself. And an Uber/Lyft can be expensive, not to mention a hassle. No one's a fan of handing out 5 bucks for cancellations that weren’t your fault, right?

How about the L?

Ah yes, the L. Cheaper and easier, but you just gotta make it through those damn gates!

Your next question is probably “Where are the best spots around the L to drink at?” Well good thing you’re reading this cause we got you covered. Welcome to our 4 part series of “The Best Bars Around the Chicago L” (creative, I know). We’re going to go over the 5 best bars around the various stops on the Pink, Red, Blue and Brown L lines. This piece will be about the Blue Line. Let's hop on this train and get going!

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  • "After attending several different groups, Meet People Chicago is the hands down the best! There are a variety of young fun people in their 20's and 30's with a good balance between men and women. The venues are also awesome. Thanks for organizing it Peter! "

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  • "So much fun! The people were great and the music was totally fun! It was my first event and I was amazed at how great it was. I look forward to going to many more and meeting many more wonderful friends!"

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  • "Out of control and I like it like that!"

    Kirill // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "I had an amazing time! I can't wait for the next events!"

    Tiffini // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "Meet People is a fantastic social group. I was brand new to Chicago in June (knowing all of 2-3 people), and decided to give it a try after being here for five days. The people are friendly, fun and it's pretty easy to just bounce around meeting new people. I HIGHLY recommend you give this group a try if you're on the fence. Peter does a fantastic job organizing, and it's always good to get out and explore/drink in new areas of Chicago with people just looking to have a good time."

    Jeremy // Meet People Chicago Member

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